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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1120088



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Horton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Nov-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 107549

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5/90 Abbey House (formerly listed as 18.3.55 'The Vicarage')


Probably a monastic building in origin, now a private house c1500 with extensive alteration and refacing, C18. Timber frame with cladding in Flemish bond brickwork. Tiled roof with end and central brick stacks. Stone cornice with brick parapet and stone coping. Approximately symmetrical 2 storeys, 7 bays. Central 3 bay pavilion projects slightly. 12 pane sashes have flat, gauged brick arches with stone keystones. Outer bays have round headed sashes with keystones and imposts. Central part glazed door in flat open porch. Blind recess in parapet above.

Internal features (RCHM): 4 bay roof of c1500 with tie beam trusses having cambered and chamfered collars supporting purlins with curved windbracing; mezzanine room with C18 joinery and plasterwork. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V, p.36/7, no. 6 Newman, J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England. Dorset, 1972, p.235).

Listing NGR: SU0302607398

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1975), 36-7
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 235

National Grid Reference: SU 03024 07398


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